Cyanogen Inc is killing CyanogenMod OS and it’s all services by December 31. Last month company’s new CEO Lior Tal in a blog statement announced the separation with co-founder Steve Kondik…
“Cyanogen has separated ties with Steve Kondik, allowing him to continue to forge his path as he sees fit. We wish him the best of luck in his next venture”
Separation with co-founder wasn’t surprising for anyone but now discontinuing the most popular and the best custom Android ROM is shocking news for those who like CyanogenMod and also for everyone else who knows CM. This is what happens when you partnering with Microsoft !.
CyanogenMod was the best alternative to Google’s stock Android, many features in Google’s recent versions of Android is actually inspired from the CyanogenMod.
The company further mentioned:-
“As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services, and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.”
The Cyanogen’s operating system CyanogenMod which comes pre-loaded on smartphones like the OnePlus One, Lenovo ZUK Z1 and YU Yureka will not get any further updates. CyanogenMod OS and source code will remain available and you can still download and install it on your device but don’t expect any updates or nightlies after December 31.